Dan Cormier is a professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He specializes in diplomatic history, asymmetric warfare, counterterrorism, and Middle Eastern, African and European regional studies. As an Army Officer, he has served in a variety of command and staff assignments within the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and most recently in Africa. In addition to his operational background, he is a Middle East Foreign Area Officer and graduate of the Moroccan Cours d’Etat-Major, the French École de guerre, and the French Institut des hautes études de défense nationale.